Hasee Toh Phasee - External Reviews

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A girl-meets-boy story with a difference. A girl-meets-boy story which works despite typical moments that qualify a film as a romantic comedy.



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41 reviewers have given Hasee Toh Phasee an average rating of 3.6/5.0 (?)

22 yays
4 nays
15 so-so

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Thumbs up by Anna MM Vetticad, annavetticadgoes2themovies ...Hasee Toh Phasee is not without flaws – the dry title being one of them – but it’s unusual and fun overall.... full review

Thumbs up by Subhash K. Jha, Apun Ka Choice ...Yup, if the film gets your undivided attention it's because Parineeti won't let us look away.... full review

So-So by Baradwaj Rangan, Blogical Conclusion, The New Sunday Express ...Mathew has a light touch and he pulls off the “com” part of his film quite delightfully... full review

Thumbs down by Bobby Singh, Bobby Talks Cinema.com ...On a lighter note, though it is just another romantic comedy to be forgotten after its first week but may be an objection from any “Women NGO” against its funny title degrading the women’s character and dignity, can do the trick by providing the much needed instant publicity & public attention.... full review

Thumbs down by Shalu Dhyani , Bolly Spice ...A rom-com is not so much about the story as the storytelling. There is only so much good actors can do when the character motivations are unconvincing and the humour half-baked... full review

Thumbs up by Taran Adarsh, Bollywood Hungama ...On the whole, HASEE TOH PHASEE is a bright-and-breezy, charming and refreshing rom-com that makes you smile, laugh and gets you moist-eyed at regular intervals. A qualitative film that warms the cockles of your heart. Go for it! ... full review

So-So by Prathamesh Jadhav, Bollywood Life ...On the whole, Hasee Toh Phasee is not a perfect love story with a perfect lead pair. Vinil Mathew instead shows the quirks, flaws and goof-ups of an endearing couple in this beautifully mounted movie. Watch it if you like love stories with an awwwww inspiring climax... full review

Thumbs up by Siddhi Palande, BookmyShow ...this film is a must on your weekend planner if you are a Hindi movie buff. It is a fresh and refreshing take on Rom-coms set in the contemporary times.... full review

So-So by Deepa Gahlot, cinemaah ...Parineeti Chopra is perhaps the only actress among the current crop, who could go grungy with such confidence, but why does the director make her pull faces to establish her disturbed state of mind? Still, she works towards making Meeta a credible character, even when the clichés come rolling in towards the end. Sidharth Malhotra consistent charm saves Nikhil from turning into a wimp. Manoj Joshi puts in a pleasing cameo as the girls’ patient father... full review

So-So Daily Bhaskar ...If you have been waiting for a Parineeti and Sidharth’s film, then book your tickets. Also, if you are not expecting much, and looking forward to just pass your time, go for Hasee Toh Phasee.... full review

So-So by Khalid Mohamed, Deccan Chronicle ...Sidharth Malhotra is pleasantly restrained, often communicating with silences instead of reams of dialogue. All said and watched, with all its highs and lows, 'Hasee Toh Phasee' is a mirth-see for its strongest factor: Ms Chopra.... full review

Thumbs up by Nikhil Arora, Desi Martini ...Hasee Toh Phasee is the best Hindi romantic comedy of recent times ... full review

Thumbs up by Smita, Desi Martini ...A romantic comedy with the right mix of romance and comedy. Great story, super acting. Go for it! ... full review

Thumbs up by Ameet Bhuvan, Desi Martini ...Solid acting and quirky characters make this a delight ... full review

Thumbs up by Somesh Sinha, Desi Martini ...One cannot imagine this movie without Parineeti Chopra. Bravo! Just rush to the nearest cinema hall, pronto... full review

So-So by Tushar Joshi, DNA ...Watch it if you want to see a different take on modern day romance. Hasee Toh Phasee is worth a watch for a solid act put together by its lead pair. ... full review

Thumbs up by Raedita Tandan, Filmfare ...HTP is one of the most refreshing boy-meets-girl films to have been made in recent times. So go watch this zany, new-age date movie. This is one date you won’t regret.... full review

Thumbs up by Mihir Fadnavis, FirstPost ...Hasee Toh Phasee is a superb one for Matthew, who can now join the tribe of directors who have made seamless shifts from advertising to Bollywood.... full review

So-So by Johnson Thomas, Free Press Journal ...despite the obvious fault lines, you are drawn in and even begin to feel some empathy towards the two. And that is mainly because Parineeti and Siddharth, manage to keep it jovial, funny and interesting.... full review

So-So by Nupur Barua, fullhyd.com ...Tone down the expectations that you may have from Hasee Toh Phasee, and you will love the movie... full review

Thumbs down by Martin D'Souza, Glamsham.com ...Sidharth comes up with a confident show. Completely in sync with the role he has to portray, he matches the brilliance of Parineeti, who once again proves that she is a force to reckon with... full review

Thumbs up by Sweta Kaushal, Hindustan Times ...It is an experimental rom-com that should not be missed. - See more at: http://www.hindustantimes.com/entertainment/reviews/movie-review-hasee-toh-phasee-is-an-experimental-rom-com/article1-1181343.aspx#sthash.acqBtXrL.dpuf... full review

So-So by Rajeev Masand, IBN Live ...Brimming with witty dialogue and some genuinely heartfelt moments, the film doesn't snap even under the weight of its clichéd climax... full review

So-So by Vinayak Chakravorty, india today ...Smile and get phasaao-ed by this one. It is a different flavour of candyfloss... full review

Thumbs down by Shubhra Gupta, indian express ...'Hasee Toh Phasee'. It seems to have everything going for it. The smart, varying sensibilities of co-producers Karan Johar and Anurag Kashyap, a likeable leading man, and a crackerjack heroine. What it doesn’t have is a coherent story. ... full review

Thumbs up Indicine ...Hasee Toh Phasee is also a clean film that can be watched and enjoyed with the entire family. Go for it, you won’t be disappointing... full review

Thumbs up by Mohar Basu, koimoi ...Sidharth’s subtle charm and Parineeti’s crackling yet astonishingly stunning performance are the biggest attributes why the film had me engaged till the lights went off. I am going with a 3/5 and a big thumbs up. Fresh thought is always fabulous!... full review

Thumbs up by Shubha Shetty-saha, MiD DAY ...A sparkling fresh love story, well-written script and dialogues, and competent performances make this film a fun watch - See more at: http://www.mid-day.com/articles/movie-review-hasee-toh-phasee/15079061#sthash.rhevzfC3.dpuf... full review

So-So by Joginder Tuteja, Movie Talkies ...Hasee Toh Phasee isn't exceptional, what works for it is its uniqueness quotient as well as the leading actors who defy stereotype as performers so early in their career. - See more at: http://www.movietalkies.com/movies/reviews/20975/hasee-toh-phasee#sthash.BTsZcv6P.dpuf... full review

So-So by Divya Solgama, MoviezADDA ...Well there might be little less dum for all those expecting an out and out rom-com with fun filled ride due to slow narration and weak first half. But, it's a must watch for people who love different type of romantic films with foot tapping music and will definitely have a hasee (smile) after watching Parineeti's performance... full review

So-So by Rahul Desai, Mumbai Mirror ...Hasee Toh Phasee' is a bedheady romantic comedy that is a bit long and has two climaxes- both of which could have overlapped, in my opinion... full review

So-So by Saibal Chatterjee, NDTV ...If you do not let the occasional lapses in logic get in the way, you might actually find yourself enjoying the film. Do check it out. ... full review

Thumbs up by Noyon Jyoti Parasara, Now Running.com ...Having said that Hasee To Phasee comes with its own flaws. Of course it is a predictable fare. More than that, the film seems longish at times. But then some impressive dialogue gets you back. ... full review

Thumbs up by Sukanya Verma., Rediff ...If that’s not magical enough, what Hasee Toh Phasee celebrates certainly is. That the only high you need is life, love and smiles.... full review

Thumbs up by Sonia Chopra, Sify Movies ...Nevertheless, heartfelt and technically sound, the film is a mean debut by advertising man Vinil Mathew. Go watch! ... full review

Thumbs up by K N Gupta, SmasHits.com ...Go watch the flick, as it’s a good entertainer with a difference.... full review

Thumbs up by Ankita Chaurasia, Star Blockbuster ...Hasee Toh Phasee is cuteness packaged in a quirky, decidedly understated cover. It doesn't try too hard to be a rom-com and manages to elicit quite a few genuine laughs. It has its mushy moments but thankfully they make you go awww not ewww. This is not a love-at-first-sight film but maybe that's why you'll like it. Go make a date out of it... full review

Thumbs up by Meena Iyer, Times of India ...You may not like this film if you are a die-hard romantic who only subscribes to Bollywood formula.... full review

Thumbs up by Shivam Sharma, Upper Stall ...In the end, Hasee Toh Phasee is a great debut by the writer-director duo of Harshavardhan Kulkarni and Vinil Mathew (both FTII graduates) and sparkles with lovely performances by the lead duo. Keep your expectations on the lower side and you will have a great time... full review

So-So by Rummana Ahmed, yahoo! India ...Vinil Mathew has picked-up the most overused canvas in contemporary Hindi films- the traditional big fat Indian wedding. The screenplay could have been tighter and the film could have easily been 30 minutes shorter. It’s not an unusual love story, it is the quirky Meeta and some beautiful moments that make ‘Hasee Toh Phasee’ work.... full review

Thumbs up by Aparna Mudi, ZEENEWS.COM ...Parineeti and Sidharth`s performance and the quirky plotline is grabbing the attention of the youth. Plus the timing of the movie seems to be perfect for the mood of the Valentine`s week. We wish the team of Hasee Toh Phasee` the best! ... full review